The LEGO Rifter project at LEGO CUUSOO which I mentioned a little over a month ago made it to its first milestone. It got the 10,000 votes necessary to be considered for conversion into an actual LEGO kit.
Now we just have to wait and find out if and when this will make an appearance at the LEGO Store.
And will we get a minifigure to go with it?
Addendum: The official LEGO Response
Congrats on 10,000 Supporters, czar!
You’ve done it! You and all of the EVE Online fans voting for this have together achieved 10,000 supporters for the EVE Online Ships – Rifter project. We’re fans of awesome spaceships too, so we’re excited about this one.
You’ve built quite an impressive LEGO Rifter. It captures the essence of the ship with LEGO bricks, and it will serve as a good starting point as we explore the possibility of transforming this into a LEGO product.
Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.
So the LEGO master builders will try to come up with a sellable version of the Rifter. I hope they use more rust colored bricks.